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Jury of the EUROPEAN MAKE-UP AWARD New Talent

Julia Watkins

American Julia Watkins is an outstanding hair & make-up artist who has worked on the backstage team of New York Fashion Week and international fashion shows such as Rebecca Minkoff, Jason Wu and Hugo Boss. She has directed shows in Berlin, Paris and Milan, for clients such as Maybelline New York and Yves Saint Laurent. Julia was also Head of Hair & Make-Up on "Germany's Next Topmodel" and "Switzerland Next Topmodel" before founding her own agency, Born This Way Agency in Frankfurt, three years ago. Her agency organises beauty and fashion events, supports brands and offers an extensive network of experts for projects.

Ahmed Mnissi

Ahmed Mnissi is a talented make-up artist who originally worked as a hairdresser. He has made a name for himself through his impressive work in musicals and TV productions. In 2022, he won the prestigious title of "Germany's Next Make-up Star" at "GLOW UP Germany". Today, Ahmed lives in Berlin and, as Head of Make-up at "Grafit Magazin", coaches influencers, celebrities and avid readers alike with his unique skills.

Florian Ferino

Florian Ferino, renowned hair & make-up artist, is gaining worldwide recognition. His masterful work on national and international stars in television, photo shoots and film productions has been celebrated in renowned magazines such as VOGUE and ELLE. As brand ambassador for WELLA Professionals and GHD Hair, he sets new standards in the beauty industry.

Oksana Onischuk

As an experienced make-up artist and founder of the MUAFaktur beauty brand and make-up academy, she has worked with renowned magazines such as VOGUE and supported well-known brands such as L'Oréal and Disney. Celebrities from various sectors are also among her references. She won the prestigious EUROPEAN MAKE-UP AWARD Expert in 2023, which automatically secured her a place on the jury for the EUROPEAN MAKE-UP AWARD New Talent in 2024.